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Left to right: Kaelen Arnold, Geo Cesare, Janae Finley, Anita Krishnan

Kaelen Arnold, 07DPT is currently working in Aspen, Colo. and is a full-time traveling physical therapist. She is the owner/founder of Concierge Physical Therapy of the Rockies which is a mobile physical therapy practice.

Rob Bell, 12DPT, after seven years in the Pacific Northwest, recently accepted a position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He is charged with developing a physical therapy treatment program specific to those with hemophilia, with an emphasis on joint health and orthopedic dysfunctions. Bell is pictured with his wife, Schaefer, and sons, Hudson and Walker.

Mandy Blackmon, 05DPT and Emma Faulkner 15DPT, dance medicine specialists, are now the primary physical therapists for Atlanta Ballet. They both started their own private practices, MandyDancePT and TriHealth PT, and are partnering in Atlanta Dance Medicine, which provides injury prevention, performance enhancement and continuing education services.

Kristen Casperson, 07DPT has served as a Neuro Certified Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) since 2015. She recently completed Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. She is serving a new role as the inpatient rehab program coordinator at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where her focus is accreditation, quality, compliance and performance improvement activities for the hospital’s inpatient rehab program.

Geo Cesare, 05DPT, formerly known as Brent Cesare, opened an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Del Mar, Calif. in 2011 and sold it in 2018. He recently authored a book, “Radiant Balance,®” which promotes a comprehensive program integrating physical therapy and yoga to help aging adults improve balance and reduce falls.

Janae Finley, 12DPT, who recently marked a one-year anniversary of breast cancer survival, began working at TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation in Atlanta in January 2019. She specializes in breast cancer rehab and treats everything from lymphedema to chest wall dysfunction, ROM deficits and cording.

Kat Hedden, 14DPT passed the Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS) exam last year and is working full time at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. She has helped spearhead the Pediatric Early Mobility initiative in the hospital’s PICU and PCICU and is collecting data to validate therapy interventions in the pediatric critical care setting.

Eric Henderson, 14DPT works in acute care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. In addition, he is an adjunct professor for the physical therapy program at Brenau University.

Erica Hosken, 11DPT opened her own outpatient orthopedic practice in Duluth, Ga. to better serve patients with scoliosis, kyphosis and other spinal deformities. At Align Physical Therapy, patients are treated using the Schroth Method as well as traditional physical therapy to decrease curvature, prevent surgery, improve cosmesis, improve vital capacity, reduce or eliminate pain and improve quality of life.

Crystal Huber, 13DPT/MBA and her husband, Emory graduate Michael Olsen, 13MBA/MPH, welcomed their first child, Charlotte Frances Olsen July 10, 2019.

Anita Krishnan, 12DPT was promoted to lead doctor of physical therapy and leads mentorship program development for Intecore Physical Therapy in Orange County, Calif.

Melanie Rezaie, 18 DPT recently started her own private practice called Movement is Life working with women and families in the Metro Atlanta area, with an emphasis on maternity wellness and rehab.

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